Planning a trip to Morocco’s red city? Create your own Marrakech itinerary with these quirky places in the city!
Whether you’ve got your flights booked, or you’re looking for inspiration, planning a trip to Marrakech is always a fun thing to do! The city offers so much. From the bustling market stalls in the medina, to the beautiful YSL gardens.
For lots of tips on where to visit on a first trip, check out my guide to the top places to visit in Marrakech. Once you’ve added those to your Marrakech itinerary, it’s time to spice things up with a few quirky spots you might not have considered before.
From a super cool party spot, to a beautiful place to stay and a great cooking school, you’ll struggle to choose what to do next!
Marrakech Itinerary – Quirky Places To Visit On Your Trip
A Great Place To Stay In Marrakech
Tucked away in the historic centre of the medina is Riad Farnatchi – one of the best riads in Marrakech. A favourite of Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig and Scarlett Johansson, the riad now boasts a stunning new spa with private marble hammams and a beautiful pool. For an extra memorable trip, check into one of the 9 luxury riad suites – you won’t regret it!
A Great Place To Relax In Marrakech
Head to the spa at La Sultana – one of the city’s top hotels. With a string of awards under its belt, the spa mixes traditional Arab architecture with high-end luxury – think beautiful marble hammam chambers, ornate lanterns, and exotic looking plunge pools. Try a Royal Hammam for a real flavour of Moroccan indulgence.
A Great Place For Culture Vultures In Marrakech
Venture into the medina to Riad Yima, artist Hassan Hajjaj’s boutique gallery and tearoom. Nicknamed the ‘Andy Warhol of Marrakech’, Hassan’s unique style blends east and west, with an astute sense of humour. As you explore the colourful riad you’ll find everything from clothes and furniture to large works of art. It’s a stylish place to rest your feet and enjoy a mint tea after trawling the stalls in the medina.
A Place To Learn How To Cook In Marrakech
Want to pick up some skills to take home? Head to La Maison Arabe’s out of town estate and learn the basics of the country’s cuisine with their half day Moroccan cookery class. After exploring the lush vegetable and herb gardens, don an apron and get to work in the kitchen. Prepare a chicken tagine along with side dishes and a traditional dessert, all washed down with some Moroccan mint tea.
A Place To Eat, Drink and Party In Marrakech
Buddha-Bar Marrakech used to be one of the coolest places to hang out in the city. With its gourmet Asian fusion menu, creative and delicious cocktails and new nightly shows, it’s more than just a place for dinner – it’s a real journey for the senses.
I hope this quiry Marrakech itinerary gives you some great suggestions for your trip. Dont forget to check out my Marrakech guide for the key sights you just can’t miss!
This post was created as part of a campaign for Buddha-Bar Marrakech, but as always, all opinions are my own.
1 thought on “A Quick Marrakech Itinerary – Quirky Places To Visit In Marrakech”
Hi Chloe, I’m heading to Marrakech next week and came across your article. I couldn’t find much about what was on so I’ll definitely try to tick off your suggestions. That spa looks beautiful and I’m going to book dinner at Budha next Thurs.